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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Petroleum: Netherlands-based oil company Royal Dutch Shell is projecting investment of approximately US$800 million in Mexico oil exploration operations, the company reported. Separately, Spanish oil company Repsol reported plans to invest US$330 million in deep-water exploration off Mexico’s Gulf coast. (Reforma, June 17 and 19, 2019)
  • Banks: Spanish bank BBVA plans investment of approximately US$3.3 billion through 2024 in Mexico banking operations, the company reported. Resources will support replacement of automatic teller machines (ATMs), renovation of branches and efforts to extend services to unbanked or underbanked sectors. (El Sol de México, June 11, 2019)
  • Optical equipment: German precision device manufacturer Carl Zeiss announced a US$41 million expansion of its plant in the northwestern border city of Tijuana. The upgrade will add two production lines in support of the company’s PhotoFusion vision products operations. (Siglo21 Periódico Industrial, June 18, 2019)
  • Coatings: Mexican steel maker Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) and Korean machinery manufacturer Paco Engineering announced an alliance to establish a coatings plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$20 million facility is expected to provide painting of galvanized steel sheeting for construction and appliance manufacturing applications. (Reforma, June 11, 2019)
  • Solar power: Chilean green power developer Atlas Renewable Energy inaugurated its first project in Mexico, the Guajiro solar park in the central state of Hidalgo. The US$100 million site, which is planned to have installed capacity of 129 MW, will supply electricity to Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission. (Reforma, June 11, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Wind power: Spanish renewable energy developer Acciona Energía will initiate construction of a wind power generation plant early next year in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The electricity plant is part of an investment program of close to US$1 billion intended to double the company’s current 1,000 Mw generation capacity in the country. (Reforma, July 30, 2018)
  • Food processing: Mexican industrial baking giant Grupo Bimbo is projecting capital investment of approximately US$800 million for 2018, the company reported. Resources will support expanding production capacity and improving the company’s product distribution network.  (El Financiero, July 30, 2018)
  • Electronics: German semiconductor maker Infineon plans to expand manufacturing capacity at its plant in the northern border city of Tijuana, the company reported. The US$40 million expansion will allow the facility to boost output of electronic components for use in the automotive, medical and other manufacturing industries. (Tecnoempresa, July 24, 2018)
  • Aerospace: U.S. aerospace components manufacturer Esterline Corp. announced it will expand one of its four plants in the northern border city of Tijuana. The US$15 million expansion will boost the company’s capacity to produce aerospace electronics and sensor equipment at the site. (Mexico Now, July 23, 2018)
  • Aviation: Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus reported plans to invest approximately US$2.5 billion in new aircraft to modernize its fleet. The program includes acquisition of 25 Airbus A321neo and upgrade of 16 A320neo to A321neo models. (Reforma, July 19, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Greenhouse agriculture: Mexican agricultural producer Hortigen Produce reported plans to invest approximately US$80 million in greenhouse operations in the central state of Querétaro over the next four years. Projects include the addition of 97 hectares (240 acres) of pepper production utilizing hydroponic techniques. (El Economista, February 28, 2018)
  • Mining: Mexican mining firm Fresnillo, a subsidiary of Industrias Peñoles, plans investment of US$755 million during the current year, the company reported. Resources will support operations in silver extraction, zinc refining, and dynamic leaching and pyrites plants. (El Financiero, February 28, 2018)
  • Beverage: Netherlands-based beer brewer Heineken inaugurated its most efficient plant worldwide in the northern state of Chihuahua, the company reported. The US$500 million site makes use of latest technologies in areas such as water efficiency, energy conservation and recycling of raw material byproducts. (Reforma, February 28, 2018)
  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer Soriana plans investment of approximately US$160 million this year to convert stores from its Commercial Mexicana format to its Soriana and Mega formats. Soriana purchased 143 Commercial Mexicana stores from Controladora Commercial Mexicana in 2016. (El Financiero, February 27, 2018)
  • Electricity: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola reported plans to invest US$1.7 billion in new electricity generation projects through 2022. New plants are likely to include natural gas powered combined cycle generation as well as renewable energy such as solar or wind. (El Financiero, February 22, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico